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Infill Development

What is Infill Development?

Most neighborhoods, both older and newer, within city limits have significant number of vacant lands or older structures. Infill development is the process of developing vacant land or land with older structure within existing urban areas to support improved drainage, transportation and various convenience services and amenities.

How Infill Development Can Affect Infrastructure?

For large infill developments such as high-rises and condos, the developer is required to evaluate if there is adequate capacity in the existing sewer system and submit their findings to the governing body. For insufficient capacity, the developer is responsible for upgrading the sewer system to support their structures. However, for smaller infill developments, also known as Residential Infill, such as new houses, the increased sanitary flow is so minimal that it is assumed to be handled by the existing sewer system.

What Is Meant by Residential Infill?

Residential Infill

Residential infill is the development of new housing in an established neighborhoods which includes secondary suites, garden suites, duplexes, semi-detached and detached houses, row houses, apartments, and other residential and mixed-use buildings.

What Are the Services Involved in Infill Development Project?

For any Infill development projects, the homeowners, builder or developers must go through the following services:

  • As-built Topographic survey to include all the as-built details of the land such as elevations, sidewalk, fence, doors & windows elevation of neighbor’s side.
  • Subdivision or consolidation of land within existing plan
  • Plot plan along with Block face plan
  • Architectural blueprint showing new structure along with its developments as per plot plan
  • Structural Design and Foundation Design based on Architectural Blueprint
  • Evaluate adequate capacity in the existing sewer system and submit their findings to the City. Also include a site servicing plan showing re-established connection to existing facilities.
  • Drainage plan, also called Grading Plan
  • Construction Stakeout, also known as Excavation stakeout, as per approved plot plan
  • Lot grading stakeout as per approved Grading Plan
  • Rough Grading & Final Grading as per Lot grading stakeout
  • Real property report to include all the development features within the legal boundary of land.
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